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All dress rehearsals will take place at the Administration Center. Each class will have a dress rehearsal at their regularly scheduled class time May 1-7, 2020. Dancers are expected to be on time, dressed in full costume and make-up (if necessary) and ready to dance. Please be sure your child’s name is on all costume pieces and shoes. Several classes will share their dress rehearsal time with another class. Upon arrival at the Administration Center, please go to the back annex section of the building off Evergreen Street where the dance studio is located. Parking is available in the West Parking Lot.
All classes will be sent home with their costumes in time for the dress rehearsal. Please do not wear your costume until the dress rehearsal. AHPD is not responsible for lost or damaged costumes. Specific class costume needs (makeup, hairstyle, shoes, tights, etc.) will be passed out to dancers during class by March 16, 2020. Any costume exchanges that we are able to accommodate will require a $25 shipping/restocking fee from the participant to process. Additional costume sizes may be unavailable after costumes have been ordered.
Online photo ordering will be available before dress rehearsals. Parents are asked to stay in the waiting room while dancers are in the photo area. No flash photography is allowed during the recital performances. (back to top)
RECITAL SHOW TIMES
The recital schedule will be available online beginning March 1. The shows are approximately 1 hour long. Seating begins 30 minutes before each show.
Tickets are $6 each. Children 2 years of age and younger do not need a ticket if they are sitting on an adult’s lap. If you would like your child to have a seat, you must buy a ticket. Seating is reserved; all seats are assigned. Tickets will be available online beginning April 14 at 10am.
Advance online ticket sales will close May 6. Dancers do not need a ticket as they will remain backstage when they are not performing.
No Ticket Codes:
New this year! There are no ticket codes for free tickets. Class registration fees include a discount the value of 2 recital tickets. This discount is to replace the need for ticket promotion coupon codes used in past recital seasons.
Once you have completed your ticket purchases you will be prompted to either print your tickets or have them emailed to you. Please remember to bring your physical ticket print outs or have your confirmation email out to enter the auditorium.
The auditoriums are designed without steps, so all seating is handicap accessible. Please contact Kyle directly if you need additional handicap accommodations.
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BACKSTAGE PARENT VOLUNTEERS
Parents who volunteer backstage are with their child’s dance class for the entire recital and will not need a ticket for the show. Parent volunteers will be able to watch their child’s performance in the center of the front row. *No photography or videography is allowed from this seating location. Each parent volunteer receives two additional free tickets to their show, which will be included in their family’s ticket code.
If interested in volunteering, please fill out the Parent Volunteer Form and return to your instructor by Feb. 24. An email will be sent out confirming parent volunteers by March 20. There will be a new parent volunteer meeting on Tuesday, April 28 at 6pm at the Administration Center.
Recital t-shirts with all dancers’ names listed on the back are available for purchase until April 17. Please order at the Administration Center front desk or Online using code 25282.
T-shirts are $10 each.
Recital DVDs will be available for purchase until May 15. Please order at the Administration Center front desk or online with code 25283. DVDs are $20 each and will be mailed directly to you. All dancers will receive 1 free digital download of their recital. Video recordings of any kind are not allowed in the auditorium seating during the show. Personal video recording can be done at the back of the auditorium. (back to top)
Advance-ordered flowers are available for purchase until April 17. Please order at the Administration Center front desk or online with code 25284. Flower options vary in price. Pre-ordered flowers can be picked up in the recital lobby.
Flower options vary in price:
DIRECTIONS TO ST. VIATOR HIGH SCHOOL
Take Arlington Heights Road to Oakton. Go East on Oakton to Dryden. The school is on the corner of Dryden and Oakton. Go South on Dryden and turn into the school parking lot off of Dryden.
DIRECTIONS TO BUFFALO GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
Take Arlington Heights Road to Dundee Road and go east. The school is on the corner of Arlington Heights Road and Dundee Road. Turn into the school parking lot near the football stadium off Dundee Road.
DANCER DROP OFF
Please drop off dancers at the dressing room 30 minutes before your recital. Please use the diagram below to find the location of the rooms. Park District staff will be there to assist you. (back to top)
The auditorium will be open thirty minutes before each recital. We ask that you please pick your child up after the recital is over and not during the recital.
MAP OF BUFFALO GROVE AND ST. VIATOR